FENNEL Sweet (Seeds) Feoniculum vulgare
Fennel Essential Oil has an herby, slightly spicy smell, much like aniseed.
This Essential Oil is a remedy for digestive complaints such as flatulence, constipation, colic, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dyspepsia and hiccups.
It is also used in cases of obesity, as it promotes that ‘full feeling’ and has a diuretic effect that helps to disperse cellulite.
It has a toning effect on the spleen and liver, that helps with the results of excess drink and food. It is also used for increasing insufficient milk in nursing mothers – but for boosting breast milk, rather use the fresh herb, since the oil contains very high concentrations of trans-anethole.
It has a cleansing and toning effect on the skin, helping with bruises, sorting out overly oily skin and to fight wrinkles in more mature complexions (possibly due to the estrogenic properties of the oil)
This essential oil is used in aromatherapy to boost your courage, resolve and strength in the face of adversity, while helping a huge array of digestive problems, fighting obesity, clearing an oily skin and fighting wrinkles.
Fennel Essential Oil, energises, comforts and enlivens the mind, it is useful during menstruation and the menopause.
Fennel oil has cleansing, toning, purifying and stimulating properties. Fennel oil is ideal for use with cellulite, especially when used in massage. It makes a refreshing mouthwash. Fennel oil has a sweet, aniseed aroma with an earthy tone.
Fennel oil blends well with
Fennel blends well with Geranium, Lavender, Rose and Sandalwood
The therapeutic properties of Fennel Essential Oil are aperitif, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, splenic, tonic and vermifuge.
Therapeutic properties explained
Our Fennel (Sweet) Essential Oil originates from Spain and is extracted from crushed seeds by steam distillation and yield 2 – 4 %
Bitter fennel oil, not used for aromatherapy, is extracted from the crushed seeds and/or the whole herb of the Foeniculum vulgare var. amara plant
The main chemical components of Fennel oil are a-pinene, myrcene, fenchone, trans-anethole, methyl chavicol, limonene, 1,8-cineole and anisic aldehyde.
Sweet Fennel Essential Oil is powerful and shouldn’t be used in large doses, as it may have a narcotic effect. It should be avoided altogether in pregnancy and cases of epilepsy.
It contains high amounts of trans-anethole and for that reason people with oestrogen linked cancers, as well as breast-feeding mothers, pregnant women and women suffering from endometriosis should avoid it.
Fennel oil is non-irritant, relatively non-toxic. It is narcotic in large doses. Use in moderation. Fennel oil is not to be used by epileptics. Avoid use during pregnancy